It’s going to be a tough month, with little rain and more hot days of 30 degrees C forecast for next week in Belgium. We had a very welcome couple of hours of rain on Thursday evening, but that’s not enough. No hosepipe ban here yet, but they have had to pump water into the canals in order to keep barges and boats moving, and low levels of water in one of Belgium’s most important rivers, the Meuse, threatens the drinking supply of Flanders. In West Flanders, fish are dying in large numbers in some waterways: “in some places the only water left is the effluent from a sewage treatment plant or from an industrial site”, according to the Flemish environment agency.
Frightening times, we are so dependent on things we have taken for granted. Our gardens too are so important to us, and they too need water.
For the Propagator’s Six on Saturday this week, I’m just going to share a few images:
Hope your gardens are doing OK in these challenging times! That’s all from me this week.